Name:Gene Craig Sauers
Born:Aug 22, 1962 in Savannah, Georgia.
Original/Home Club:Georgia Southern University
The US Senior Open (37th) (Aug 11-14). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Jiménez finished 1 shot behind Sauers (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour Champions win and first major championship victory. Monday finish after Sunday's play was rained-out. [Scioto CC, Columbus, Ohio].
Played as the Air Canada Championship (Aug 29-Sep 1). Second-placed Steve Lowery (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gene Sauers (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win for 13 years. [Ridge course, Northview G&CC, Surrey, Vancouver].
Played as the Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic (April 5-8; unofficial PGA Tour "satellite" event). Second-placed Jack Ferenz (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sauers (USA). [Hattiesburg CC, Hattiesburg, MS].
Played as the Hawaiian Open (Feb 9-12). Second-placed David Ogrin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gene Sauers (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. Event reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
Bank of Boston
Played as the Bank of Boston Classic (Sept 11-14). 24-year-old Gene Sauers (USA) beat Blaine McCallister (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole, to record the first of his three PGA Tour wins. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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